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Need professional machinist/gunsmith

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Twinbirds, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. Twinbirds

    Twinbirds TS Member

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    Looking for machinist/gunsmith to precisely cut and install chamber ring in a Mach 1. Please reference only those that you have had success doing this operation. Email or private messages. Thank you
     
  2. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    Why not send it to Dennis?
     
  3. Twinbirds

    Twinbirds TS Member

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    Have you ever had Dennis do a chamber ring?
    This isn't going to be a Dennis bashing thread. but he has had it and it wasn't done the way I asked or expected. It still needs fixed so I am searching for someone to do some precision machining on a firearm.
     
  4. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Briley should be capable.
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Second the motion for Briley.

    HM
     
  6. Twinbirds

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    ok thanks
     
  7. Rastoff

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    Actually I've never had him do anything for me. I just thought since he built the gun...

    In fact, I don't even know what a 'chamber ring' is. Would you please elaborate?
     
  8. Twinbirds

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    basically it is a repair of existing worn out chamber. consists of removing the worn out area and replacing it with a precisely machine insert and then the insert is reamed and finished to match existing bore and headspace cut to proper specs. It is done on trap guns that have been shot alot.
     
  9. Rastoff

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    Thanks for the info. I've never seen a shotgun chamber worn out. I guess that's why I've not heard of this before.
     
  10. kirbythegunsmith

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    I have done this type of repair and have some views that may interest the reader.

    This is one Superposed with eroded chambers that needed new chamber contour to reduce shell grab and improve extraction, plus the owner hated the appearance and wanted a change. The 2 different views make the erosion/pitting level apparent, and the "after" views make it clear that the finish is close to what you expect to see in a brand new Browning chamber.

    In other words, this is not a utilitarian chamber sleeving meant to renew the serviceability, but is also intended to be cosmetically imperceptible from a normal chamber. Naturally, this requires specialized effort to make such results, but a quality gun needs a quality job. This example had a better appearance inside the chamber than the rest of the bore after completion, so then there was some mismatch in the opposite way vs. when it arrived from Art's.

    This type of repair is also done for overall renewal, reset of the rim depth in cases of excess headspace/misfires, improved rim contact to an extractor due to extra side play available for the cartridge, and can even make some difference of offset (another misfire condition) firing pin hit location on the primer.

    Kirby

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    This should provide sufficient information of the improvement to discern if the job was properly completed and cosmetically acceptable.

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  11. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine a chamber being worn out on a Mach 1. Maybe someone opened it up at some point.

    Todd
     
  12. Hal1225

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    Go with Kirby, the sample is the proof. He did a very nice job!!

    Harry
     
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